Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hygrodiplosis vaccinii

Hygrodiplosis vaccinii (Kieffer, 1897)

on Vaccinium

Hygrodiplosis vaccinii: galls on Vaccinium myrtillus

Vaccinium myrtillus, galls (from Houard, 1909a)


The leaf margin is thickened, cartilaginous, coloured yellow or reddish, and rolled downwards. The larva is yellow or reddish. Univoltine, hibernation in the ground.

host plants

Ericaceae, narrowly (?) monophagous

Vaccinium uliginosum.

Skuhravá & Skuhravý additionally mention V. myrtillus and vitis-idaea; on these plants then there is no way to separate the galls from those of Dasineura myrtilli; but see below.


Hygrodiplosis vaccinii: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Clinodiplosis, Perrisia, vaccinii.


Redfern & Shirley among others suggest the possibility that Dasineura myrtylli is a, possibly facultative, inquiline of vaccinii.


Barnes (1948b), Béguinot (2002h, 2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Hellrigl (2006a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1911a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 2003a, 2005b,c, 2006a, 2010a,b, 2012a, 2021a: 294), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a, 2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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